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Wells, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Wells Census Designated Place had a population of 417 as of July 1, 2016. Wells ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wells is located at latitude 43.4187 and longitude -73.2123 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the Wells Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rutland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The Wells Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586659) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wells Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wells, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wells, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 417
Population in Households 417
Population in Familes 311
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (35.9%)
Median Home Value $199,194
Average Home Value $254,908


Median Household Income $42,761
Average Household Income $55,139
Per Capita Income $25,051
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.43%
Households 0.85% 0.51%
Families 1.41% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wells, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 34th
Population Density1 # 64 48th
Diversity Index2 # 109 10th
Median Household Income # 78 36th
Per Capita Income # 69 43rd

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